A Message to Gracias

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A Message to Gracias
Looney Tunes (Speedy Gonzales) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Ted Bonnicksen (co-director)
Produced by David H. DePatie (uncredited)
Friz Freleng (uncredited)
Story by John Dunn
Voices by Mel Blanc
Roger Green
Music by Bill Lava
Animation by George Grandpré
Ted Bonnicksen
Warren Batchelder
Keith Darling
Harry Love
(effects animation)
Layouts by Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds by Robert Gribbroek
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) February 8, 1964 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes
Language English

A Message to Gracias is a 1964 Looney Tunes cartoon. The title and plot are a reference to the essay "Message to Garcia".


The plot of this cartoon involves Mexican Revolutionary mice. Numerous attempts to deliver a message to General Gracias fail when every messenger is caught and eaten by Sylvester. Desperate, Speedy is used to deliver the message. After overcoming several of Sylvester's attempts to thwart him, Speedy traps Sylvester and delivers the important message to the general—only for it to turn out to be "Happy Birthday" from the other general. Disgusted because he had gone through all the trouble he had with Sylvester for such a relatively trivial message, Speedy then asks the cat, "Hey, Senor gato, Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" Sylvester replies back, "I'm thinking." then Speedy sets the cat free, on the condition he eat the generals (as retribution for the rebels they allowed him to eat).


  • Co-Director: Ted Bonnicksen
  • Story: John Dunn
  • Animation: George Grandpré, Ted Bonnicksen, Warren Batchelder, Keith Darling
  • Layouts and Backgrounds: Robert Gribbroek
  • Effects Animation: Harry Love
  • Film Editor: Treg Brown
  • Voice Characterization: Mel Blanc, Roger Green
  • Music: Bill Lava
  • Produced by: David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng
  • Direction: Robert McKimson


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